The Orange County Register has published an editorial calling out the Anaheim City Council for favoring one hotel developer. They are going to be voting again this week on the matter of forking over millions of dollars in hotel taxes to the developer of two proposed hotels at the GardenWalk center. You can read the City of Anaheim’s take on this here. Here is the Register’s editorial:
A good growth-incentive plan should apply the same process and approach for all developers interested in investing in the city.
Giving special favor to some businesses over others is an unfortunate practice that some city governments opt to pursue in the name of economic growth and development. Such political favoritism creates unnecessary community conflict, undermines economic activity and creates an uneven playing field that discourages investment by individuals or businesses not somehow connected to local politicians or represented by lobbyists who maneuver through the political process. Continue reading